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City of O

Pollyester

Disko B
DB170CD/INDIGO992392 | 2015-01-30  
Three years have passed since the release of their debut album „Earthly Powers”. The international press celebrated Pollyester as an exciting mixture of Les Rita Mitsouku, Cosmic and Krautrock, and declared them top notch disco punk newcomers. Several tours in the US, Japan and Europe followed as a logical consequence and even Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos and Mr. James Murphy himself quickly became fans of the quartet, which is now reloading with full force on its Disko B/Schamoni Musik premiere. The City Of Orion, a reproduction of this mystical heavenly body, recreated by man in the Moroccan desert, has been a long time yearning place for Polly and her three band members and became the major inspiration for the album title. Many of the new songs circulate around the theme of “solitude” in all its facets but everyone who is now thinking of a barely accessible concept album is dead wrong, because also in 2014 the band sparkles in a fountain of unbound Punk / New Wave / Disco energy: This is where early Talking Heads hang around on a DFA bloc party whilst Tom Tom Club is jamming with Le Tigre in the background. The opener “Cut Diamond” addresses that special second in which you realize a related chemical composition in your counterpart, and the two instrumentals “City of Orion I & II” are desert music à la Pollyester - the soundtrack for the band’s not yet realized trip to the origin of their longing. “In my Boots” is Polly’s offer for all matters of life: Stay strong in rugged boots – cowgirls stroll easier! And the four always got one eye on the dance floor as well, to be verified in “Catrina”, a song which is dedicated to the protective patroness of the Day of the Dead in Mexico: a marvellous cold fusion of Italo Pop, High Energy and 80s funk – surely not the only club hit on this record. “City of O.” has become a brightly glistening album, yet it emanates tranquillity and sovereignty at the same time. “The best of both worlds” in the most beautiful sense of Pop. Adequately this album is the first collaboration release of Munich’s two most flamboyant musical wildstyle platforms: Disko B and Schamoni Musik.
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